I simply love getting outdoors! Don’t get me fallacious, I’m not a ‘bake all day within the solar’ form of individual, I’m extra just like the burn in 10 minutes variety! However spending time outdoors is so good for us mentally and naturally we’d like some Vitamin D every day too!
So why not take inspiration from nature and convey it into your felting work?! I’m positive that wherever on the planet you reside there are such a lot of issues outdoors that can encourage you to create when you take the time to hunt them out and actually see them as the gorgeous works in nature that they already are!
Take leaves for instance, have you ever actually appeared on the copious quantities of shapes, patterns and colors which can be throughout you? For those who ever create animals, or wreaths, branches or scenes I’m positive that leaves taken from nature will actually elevate your work! Right here’s an awesome tutorial from Match To Be Beloved for making leaves with a cloth base! I’m positive in case you are impressed by this you can find loads of tutorials and movies with different concepts on the right way to make leaves.
You may as well do moist felted leaves, so click on right here for a fast tutorial from Residing Felt (Pictured beneath), in addition they have a video taking you thru this step-by-step so when you want the video right here is the hyperlink to that.
How about your every single day daisy? I’m positive you might have noticed just a few of those round your neighbourhood, even the little garden ones are tremendous cute however you possibly can have bigger ones within the gardens! I’m a fan of those with the blue/black centres and there are many different colors you may wish to attempt.
Right here’s an awesome little ‘felt alongside’ video the place you’ll learn to make a daisy type flower with a pleasant chunky centre and a wire stem which makes them nice for posing and bunching! This one is from Mums Makery and I’m positive you might have seen various their smashing movies by now!
After all no stroll outdoors can be full with no few birds flitting alongside and whereas they are often one of many tougher issues to needle felt I’ve discovered an awesome tutorial for you! I’m fairly a fan of sparrows, we get a variety of them in New Zealand and I so get pleasure from watching them in my birdbath! After all we’ve many superb natives too however I’d dream of making an attempt to needle felt one thing off the cuff from a nature picture with out first making an attempt my hand at one thing extra acquainted. In case your native sparrows look a bit completely different it’s simple to regulate their colouring, then as soon as you might be proud of these little guys you possibly can department out into tropicals or different natives when you like!
I discovered this nice tutorial over at Joe and Cheryl which I hadn’t come throughout earlier than so double bonus for locating one thing new! lol She has an awesome step-by-step so that you can comply with together with and give you a pair of whole sweeties! I like her concept for the toes too that are often the explanation I keep away from making birds so I hope it helps you out too! Click on right here to search out the chicken tutorial.
I’m going out on a limb right here….Oh good pun! We don’t get squirrels right here in New Zealand however I so love wee animals I really feel like I’d be tremendous excited to return throughout these guys in my wanderings! I’ve heard that many don’t like them and maybe in some locations they rival rats in recognition however how cute is that face?
What I like about this tutorial/time lapse is that the maker exhibits you the right way to mix fibres to make a sensible coat and in addition retains it easy by not spending an excessive amount of time perfecting the bottom earlier than including the lengthy coat. Truthfully, it’s all going to be coated so so long as your shapes are good and it’s agency sufficient you’re able to go! This may be extra suited to somebody with a information of making lengthy coats because it isn’t a really shut up video and doesn’t have voice over. This was additionally the primary time I’ve seen anybody sew a head on somewhat than thread joint or felting it on! Love studying new issues and I hope you do too!
How about one other form of flower? This one you possibly can moist felt, and tp make many various flowers it’s also possible to use this method because the petals might be thinner and extra delicate!
For those who’ve been felting for greater than 5 minutes you’ll have heard of Residing Felt and it’s superior creator Marie Spaulding! On this video she exhibits you the right way to create delicate ruffled petals and nice stems and centres! You’ll love having a play with this undertaking and maybe making an attempt completely different sorts of flowers as properly. After all poppies are available many colors so you’ll have an awesome vary to select from!
One final enjoyable merchandise for you, when you stay anyplace rural you may come throughout certainly one of these in your travels! 🙂 I truly by no means go any on my walks regardless that our nation apparently has extra sheep than people! lol
He’s fairly beautiful although! And there are such a lot of sheep tutorials together with weblog posts and tutorials on YouTube. I feel the queen of the all issues cattle although is Philippa from Felts by Philippa so right here is certainly one of her many tutorials which you’re going to get a lot information and enjoyable from!
You’ll find various sheep, completely different breeds and sizes so that you can get pleasure from as properly. But when her beautiful highland cattle ring your bell do have a attempt at a kind of, they’re so fabulous!
Final however not least, how about some surroundings? You’ll be able to’t actually do fallacious with a enjoyable wall hanging like this quite simple one I discovered for you. When you have by no means made one earlier than this can be a good place to start out. After that the sky is the restrict as they’re heaps of concepts floating about in your subsequent one!
I hope you might have loved testing these enjoyable concepts that I actually loved sourcing for you! Have a beautiful week wherever you might be and